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2 Semiconductor Stocks to Buy Amid the Automotive Chip Shortage, and 1 to Watch

The empty lots at new car dealerships have attracted the attention of most Americans regardless of whether they pay attention to the semiconductor industry. Thanks to a shortage of semiconductor chips, automobile factories are being temporarily idled, and used car prices have shot higher amid the rising demand for cars.

However, the shortage of such chips has placed the focus on some semiconductor companies that previously received little attention, such as NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI), Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN), and GlobalFoundries (NASDAQ:GFS). Let’s take a closer look at these three companies.

A close-up of a semiconductor designed for automotive applications.

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Understanding the automotive chip shortage

The semiconductor shortage has affected all tech-related industries. Nonetheless, the nature of the chip shortage differs in the automotive industry.

Consumers who have experienced a decades-long upgrade cycle often pay little heed to less advanced chips. However, a robust market for larger, slower chips remains, and the automobile sector

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Where to watch the 2022 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale car auction on TV, livestream

The Barrett-Jackson 2022 car auction will return to Scottsdale with hundreds of collector cars and automotive memorabilia Jan. 22-30.

The first two days are preview days during which guests can appreciate all the vehicles that will soon go on the auction block. The auctions will take place Jan. 24-30 and can be viewed from home.

Highlights at this year’s auction include vehicles that used to belong to David Spade, Bret Michaels and Burt Reynolds. Cars that were used in the “Fast & Furious” franchise — and even handled by Vin Diesel — will also cross the block.

Here’s when and where to watch the 2022 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale car auction on TV and online.

Related: The 2022 Barrett-Jackson guide

Watch the Barrett-Jackson 2022 Scottsdale auctions live on TV

Here’s where the Barrett-Jackson car auctions will be broadcast. All times are MST.

Monday, Jan. 24

3-7 p.m. on FYI (Channel 119 on

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Watch Gordon Murray’s T.50 Take its First-Ever Public Flying Lap

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The Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 is still a year away from reaching its 100 customers, but Murray’s team has consistently shared videos of its development. That means we’ve already heard the naturally aspirated V-12 rev up to 12,100 rpm, seen a test mule in action, and watched Murray himself take his first drive in the car with a hard limit of 3,000 rpm. As exciting as all of that was, none of it compares to footage of the car roaring around an actual racing track. The company understood this, so they sent the car to this year’s annual Goodwood Member’s Meeting for a public debut.

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Dario Franchitti, a three-time Indianapolis 500

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One ETF to Watch as Tesla Makes Record Deliveries

Electric car maker Tesla delivered a record number of vehicles recently, despite staring down a semiconductor shortage that’s racked the automotive industry.

“On Saturday, Elon Musk’s electric carmaker said it delivered 241,300 cars worldwide in the latest quarter,” a Motley Fool article reported. “It’s a record for the company that not only blew past analyst expectations, but also suggested that Tesla’s suffered little impact from the supply chain nightmares that have stalled rivals. For all his annoying tweets, maybe Musk should let the numbers do the talking.”

As mentioned, Tesla is delivering these numbers despite a semiconductor shortage that’s hit the automotive industry with a gut punch. According to the article, AlixPartners forecasted that automotive manufacturers will produce 7.7 million fewer vehicles in 2021 as a result of the shortage, which is almost double their original number.

“Taking a step back, with the chip shortage a major overhang on the

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